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NOTE:  Some of the quotes on this page were submitted to me by visitors, and not all have been verified for original source or wording. I'm working hard to confirm everything, but in the meantime please be aware of the possibility for errors.  —ღ Terri, March 2021


They may talk of a comet, or a burning mountain, or some such bagatelle; but to me a modest woman, dressed out in all her finery, is the most tremendous object of the whole creation.  ~Oliver Goldsmith


On with the dance! let joy be unconfined;
No sleep till morn, when Youth and Pleasure meet
To chase the glowing Hours with flying feet...
~Lord Byron, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, 1812


Chaperons don't enforce morality; they force immorality to be discreet.  ~Judith Martin


Just around the corner in every woman's mind - is a lovely dress, a wonderful suit, or entire costume which will make an enchanting new creature of her.  ~Wilhela Cushman


The invention of the teenager was a mistake.  Once you identify a period of life in which people get to stay out late but don't have to pay taxes - naturally, no one wants to live any other way.  ~Judith Martin


Dance till the stars come down from the rafters
Dance, Dance, Dance till you drop.
~W.H. Auden


Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's party!"  ~Robin Williams


I climbed up the door and opened the stairs,
Said my pajamas and put on my prayers,
Then I turned off the bed and crawled into the light
All because you kissed me goodnight!
~Author Unknown


Teenagers complain there's nothing to do, then stay out all night doing it. ~Bob Phillips, unverified


There is a bit of insanity in dancing that does everybody a great deal of good.  ~Edwin Denby


Where's the man could ease a heart
Like a satin gown?
~Dorothy Parker, "The Satin Dress"


Adolescence is a period of rapid changes. Between the ages of twelve and seventeen, for example, a parent ages as much as twenty years. ~Henny Youngman, c. 1960s


Telling a teenager the facts of life is like giving a fish a bath.  ~Arnold H. Glasow


We're fools whether or not we dance, so we may as well dance. ~Author unknown


You can tell a child is growing up when he stops asking where he came from and starts refusing to tell where he is going. ~Author unknown, c. 1970s


Nobody cares if you can't dance well.  Just get up and dance.  ~Dave Barry


It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


Dancing is wonderful training for girls, it's the first way you learn to guess what a man is going to do before he does it.  ~Christopher Morley, Kitty Foyle


There are short-cuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them.  ~Vicki Baum


Dancing with the feet is one thing, but dancing with the heart is another.  ~Author Unknown


My father told me all about the birds and the bees, the liar - I went steady with a woodpecker till I was twenty-one.  ~Bob Hope


Men are those creatures with two legs and eight hands.  ~Jayne Mansfield


Never let the little head do the thinking for the big head.  ~Author unknown, advice to teenage boys, quoted in Friendly Advice compiled by Jon Winokur


It is the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.  ~Marlene Dietrich


The best rule of friendship is to keep your heart a little softer than your head.  ~Author Unknown


Friends are relatives you make for yourself.  ~Eustache Deschamps


The best way to mend a broken heart is time and girlfriends.  ~Gwyneth Paltrow


Ah me! love can not be cured by herbs.  ~Ovid


The heart has its reasons that reason knows nothing of.  ~Blaise Pascal


You know when you have found your prince because you not only have a smile on your face but in your heart as well.  ~Author Unknown


Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to catch your heart.  ~Author Unknown


Most glorious night!
Thou wert not sent for slumber!
~Lord Byron, Childe Harold


Most people do not consider dawn to be an attractive experience - unless they are still up.  ~Ellen Goodman


Budget: a mathematical confirmation of your suspicions.  ~A.A. Latimer


I am having an out-of-money experience. ~Author unknown


And the night shall be filled with music,
And the cares that infest the day
Shall fold their tents like the Arabs
And as silently steal away.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Day Is Done


Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.  ~Berthold Auerbach


You are the music while the music lasts.  ~T.S. Eliot


That money talks
I'll not deny,
I heard it once:
It said, "Goodbye."
~Richard Armour


To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak.  ~Hopi Indian Saying


It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want — oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so! ~Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer, Detective


April dress'd in all his trim
Hath put a spirit of youth in every thing...
~William Shakespeare


[M]emory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you wish to never lose. ~Bob Brush


Life moves pretty fast.  If you don't stop to look around once in a while you could miss it.  ~From the movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off


We do not remember days; we remember moments.  ~Cesare Pavese, The Burning Brand


Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.  ~John Lennon


There are big ships and small ships.  But the best ship of all is friendship.  ~Author Unknown


It is indeed ironic that we spend our school days yearning to graduate and our remaining days waxing nostalgic about our school days.  ~Isabel Waxman


Dancing is the perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire.  ~Author Unknown


It kills you to see them grow up.  But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn't.  ~Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams


Beauty... when you look into a woman's eyes and see what is in her heart.  ~Nate Dircks


If you are ever in doubt as to whether to kiss a pretty girl, always give her the benefit of the doubt.  ~Thomas Carlyle


A good snapshot stops a moment from running away.  ~Eudora Welty


Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly.  ~Author Unknown



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